We will grant you that there's nothing like a hefty 18-volt, 22-position clutch drill-unless, that is, you've been hoisting it overhead for a few hours or so. Enter Barbara K and her lightweight but decidedly not
light-duty tools. A little history on Barbara herself sheds a lot of light on the quality of her tools: She's a single mother who heads up her own successful construction company and created a tool line just for women. Everything is smaller and lighter but just as powerful as the red, yellow, and blue ones you're used to. The thing we love about this 12-volt drill is that the battery can be worn on your belt, supplying power through a coiled cord with more than enough extension for the longest arm's reach. That takes the weight off the tooland off your wrist, arm, and shoulder. The ergonomic grip is smaller than standard for a sure, comfortable hold, and with the battery on your belt, it's an absolute pleasure to use.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste
Barbara K is a single working mother. She is a woman who pioneered and achieved success in the male dominated construction industry. Through her life experiences she has developed a high degree of confidence in herself and has become self-reliant. She believes that these are traits she can pass on to other women. While others speak of empowerment, Barbara demonstrates it in everything she does, from raising her eight-year-old son, to building a successful construction company and then, having the vision, organizational skills, and motivation to create Barbara K Enterprises. Barbara K is the embodiment of the woman who leads an independent lifestyle.
Her work in construction led Barbara to the realization that tools made for men were intimidating for women to use. This was the motivation for starting Barbara K! She designed and launched her initial product line of high quality tools, toolkits and accessories in May 2003. Since that time, Barbara K! has grown and expanded to other categories including automotive, craft and the college market. Concurrently, Barbara's message of empowerment for women who seek to lead an independent lifestyle has been communicated through her advertising and television appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, ESPN, Fox 5, CNN, Inside Edition and many more.